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VANCOUVER Chiropractic
Suite 220-1529 West Sixth Avenue
(Between Granville and Fir, Second floor of the South Granville Lofts)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1
Phone: 604-685-0052
Fax:   604-685-0056

Chiropractic During Pregnancy

Why is chiropractic so important during and after pregnancy?

During and after pregnancy your body experiences some or all of the following changes:
  • Rapid increase/decrease in weight
  • Postural changes
  • Changes in sleep patterns and positions
  • Loosening of body ligaments to allow for growth/labour
  • Flat feet/overpronation due to weight gain/loose ligaments

Studies have shown women who have consistent chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies may have shorter and less painful labours, with fewer complications and interventions.

Pelvic imbalances during pregnancy can cause stress on the large ligaments that connect the sacrum to the uterus. As the weight of the baby increases, so does the pressure on your spine. The combination may cause the individual spinal bones (vertebrae) and the sacrum to misalign, which can cause localized sharp pain in the back or buttocks, possibly leading to pain or numbness in the legs.

It should also be noted that when the bones of the pelvis are in balance and moving well, the uterus is able to enlarge symmetrically as the baby grows. If the pelvis is imbalanced, unequal ligamentous support may affect the positioning of the baby thus preventing the best possible positioning for birth. This may lead to longer, more painful labours with increased possibility of medical interventions.

Chiropractic during pregnancy is a gentle, safe and non-invasive approach to:

  • Decreasing neck and back pain
  • Improving overall functioning of the spine and pelvis
  • Allowing the most optimal movement for you and your baby

At Vancouver Chiropractic we offer individualized and stress-free treatment programs to assist in making your pregnancy, labour, and postpartum experience easier and more comfortable.
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